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September 3, 2021

Lenzing joins Textiles 2030 programme

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has signed up to a UK agreement designed to limit the impact clothes and home textiles have on climate change.

By Beth Wright

Lenzing is now a signatory of Textiles 2030, the WRAP initiative to accelerate the fashion and textile industry’s move towards circularity and system change in the UK.

Textiles 2030 was officially launched by UK waste recycling charity WRAP in April. The ten-year voluntary clothing and textile waste programme aims to slash the environmental impact of UK clothing and home fabrics through practical interventions along the entire textiles chain.

“As a proud manufacturer of Tencel in the United Kingdom, we welcome collaboration across the supply chain with stakeholders who echo our values and commitment to support circularity,” Liliana Morfin Huber, business development manager UK for Lenzing Group told Just Style.

The Austrian business recently announced it is investing GBP20m (US$27.6m) in the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at its Grimsby site as part of its bid to reduce wastewater emissions by 2022.

With the implementation of the project, Lenzing has biological wastewater treatment plants at all production sites in accordance with the quality standard of the best available technology (BAT). The plant design with new technology, which was developed as part of a research project, meets all requirements of British regulations and is supported by the local authorities.

Responsible use of water is one of Lenzing’s core areas under its sustainability strategy ‘Naturally Positive.’ The main topics are the efficient use of water in production and the use of the latest water treatment technologies.

 

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